John Lennon – Bed Peace placard sells for £97,250

16 November 2011 by , No Comments
John Lennon placard sold for £97,250

John Lennon placard sold for £97,250

A placard made by John Lennon when he held his infamous bed-in with Yoko Ono has sold at auction for more than £97,250.

The sign, which reads Bed Peace, sold on Tuesday at Christie’s auction house in South Kensington, London.

It was bought by an anonymous telephone bidder for STG97,250.

The placard was made by Lennon when he held his week-long bed-in in Montreal, Canada in 1969 in protest at the Vietnam War.

The couple had previously held a similar event during their honeymoon in Amsterdam – an event immortalised in the Beatles song The Ballad of John and Yoko.

A letter by Lennon’s fellow Beatle, Paul McCartney, offering an audition for the position of drummer in the group, went for STG34,850.

The letter, written in response to an advertisement in the Liverpool Echo, was found folded up in a book at a car boot sale in Bootle.

Christie’s director Neil Roberts said: ‘We are thrilled with the results of the Rock and Pop Memorabilia sale which was led by pieces relating to important moments in the development of The Beatles. Following an ongoing trend for popular culture sales at Christie’s, internet bidding played a significant part in the sale, with over 36 per cent of lots bought or directly underbid online.’

Source: Sky News

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